Report: Jets owner, Ryan disagree on Hard Knocks


Report: Jets owner, Ryan disagree on Hard Knocks

Rex Ryan has never been one to turn his back on a spotlight or shun attention. Until now, it seems.

According to a report by Adam Schein of, Ryan and Jets owner Woody Johnson disagree as to whether or not the team should be featured in HBO's series Hard Knocks.

Schein says Johnson is the one who wants to do the show, which would very likely rip away headlines from the Giants, Yankees and Mets this summer.

Then there's Rex, the man who never met a microphone he didn't like. Surprisingly, according to the report, Ryan doesn't want to create a (bigger) circus atmosphere around his team by inviting HBO into its facilities.

The prevailing thought here is: How much worse could it be, Rex?

With the acquisition of Tim Tebow this offseason, the cameras following the Jets will be at an all-time high as it is. Why not invite HBO down to the party and give the world a look at just how exactly things are working out?

If the team appears to be getting along harmoniously, Jets win. If not . . . who cares? The Jets are seen as a mess right now anyway. The worst that can happen? That which we already know gets confirmed.

Essentially, there's not much else for the Jets to do but go up from here. Might as well invite HBO -- and the rest of America -- into the locker room where we can all go through this thing together. With snacks.

Highlights: Devin Booker puts up 70 points but Celtics get the win

Highlights: Devin Booker puts up 70 points but Celtics get the win

Highlights from the TD Garden as Devin Booker had a historic performance where he scored 70 points, but it wasn't enough to get the win over the Celtics.

Thomas on Suns: 'We’re worried about the playoffs; they’re worried about the lottery'

Thomas on Suns: 'We’re worried about the playoffs; they’re worried about the lottery'

BOSTON – Stacking wins on top of wins is the mindset of the Boston Celtics right now, so the players who did speak to the media following Friday’s 130-120 win over Phoenix drove that point home emphatically.

But inside the locker room, it was unusually quiet, the kind of silence you expect following a loss.

Considering how the Celtics’ defense was absolutely thrashed by Devin Booker’s franchise record 70 points, there’s no question at a minimum the Celtics’ pride overall was stung.


And when Suns coach Earl Watson began calling time-outs and having his team commit fouls at the end of the game, there’s no question it rubbed a few Celtics the wrong way.

“I don’t think anybody has ever seen that; continuing to call time-outs, continuing to foul when we are up 15. But I mean, it was obvious what they were trying to do. They were trying to get him (Booker) the most points possible. Hat off to to him (Booker). He played a hell of a game.”

Following the game, Watson defended his late-game decision making.

“Calling time-outs at the end kept the game close,” he said. “It’s basketball; I’m not coming to any arena to be liked. If people don’t like us while we build … so what? Do something about it.”

The Suns (22-51) never came any closer than 10 points, which was the final score margin.

Al Horford acknowledged that there was some aggravation following the game.

“You can be frustrated when somebody is doing that to you,” he said. “It’s not to one guy, it’s to the team so I think we’re probably more aggravated at ourselves, at least personally I feel that way. I probably could have done a little better, maybe done some different things to prevent it. We got to give him credit, 70 points, I don’t care it’s 70, he got 70. It’s impressive.”

But there will be some inside the Celtics locker room and among their fan base, who were bothered by the Suns’ late-game actions which seemed more focused on Booker getting numbers than anything else.

When asked about being disrespected by the Suns’ late-game strategy, Thomas wanted no part of that conversation.

“It is what it is,” Thomas said. “We won the game. We’re worried about the playoffs; they’re worried about the lottery.”